Thursday, January 3, 2013

From TimG: 1/72 scale Mosquito (15 points)


From Tim:
My previously mentioned Winter Aircraft Project has produced it's first result!  This old Airfix 1/72 Mosquito which was unpainted and rather sorry looking is now painted and ready for action.  But still a bit sorry looking...
Sadly the Mossie wasn't complete in time for it's proposed walk-on part in The Guns Of Toblerone but while only a few of the best films have sequels, nearly all of the bad ones do....
After effecting some basic repair work and cutting off the few remaining prop blades it was treated to a basic paint job.  The green tuned out a bit darker than I expected but I think it looks OK.  The canopy was a sea of glue so painting over it easy the only real option.  I found a set of original decals (possibly even the set supplied with this very kit) and slapped them on.  The ensemble was then finished with a coat of Vallejo matt varnish.  This gave a slight sheen which I rather like on this size of model.
Great work Tim. I've always liked the look of the Mosquito - an aircraft of childhood movie matinees!

This Mossie will give Tim 15 points.

5 comments:

  1. Nice mossie, good to get the old stuff out and finished.

    Ian

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  2. Excellent - and refreshingly different!

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  3. Check out 'Wings over Waiarapa' - airshow here in NZ late January... first newly restored air worthy one will be flying at the show!
    http://www.wings.org.nz/

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  4. Thanks chaps. Believe me whe I tell you it looks a lot better in the photos than in reality!

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